PHOTOS: Nadal, Verdasco Seal Spain’s Win Over Denmark in Davis Cup

(AP) Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco had to work harder than expected to give Spain the winning point in Saturday’s doubles match to secure an unassailable 3-0 lead over Denmark in the Davis Cup’s second-tier relegation playoff.

The Spanish pair overcame unheralded Danish duo Frederik Nielsen and Thomas Kromann 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

After the match, Rafa said:

It was important for us to win this tie after losing some in a row. It gives us the chance to fight next year to go back to the world group.

Rafa had helped build a 2-0 lead by winning his singles match on Friday, his first appearance for Spain in two years. The five-time winners had lost three straight matches without him to slip into the second tier of the competition.

This win means Spain stays in Group 1 for the Europe-Africa Zone, while Denmark will play Sweden in a second relegation round.

Source: The Associated Press

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  1. VAMOS! 😍 Saw this match live and wauw what an fantastic experience 😃🎾👏 Like a dream 🌟💕 Great play from both teams – Thx 😊👍 See you again tomorrow – looking forward to it 😘

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